June 2010

One-Track Wine Lists

NYC's 2nd Annual Red and White Bash

Red and White Bash

Don’t miss the event of the year! Buy tickets to our New York and Chicago parties now.

Wine Star Award Videos

Cabernet Sauvignon

Pinot Noir

Scotch

Chardonnay

Whiskey

Bourbon

Vodka

2013 Best Restaurants

Restaurants that serve up a true passion for presenting mind-blowing wine-and-food pairings.

The Wine Star Awards

Wine Enthusiast Magazine honors the wine and spirit industry’s influential leaders of 2013.

2012 Best Reasturants

Wine Beginners

Kick-start your ongoing exploration of wine. Through these simple and smart guidelines, you’ll discover your own palate.

Cocktail Recipes

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2013 Vintage Chart

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s vintage chart is a year-by-year guide to the overall quality and drinkability of the wines from the world’s major winegrowing regions.

2011 Best Restaurants

Cooking with Wine

Adding wine to your favorite recipe can impart wonderful flavor, but too much or the wrong style can put the kibbosh on a potentially delicious dinner.

Wine and Cheese

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor.

Wine Pairings

Each season offers some opportunity, great or small, for the worlds of food and wine to have a graceful pas de deux.

German Wine Facts & Terms

German wine labels can be intimidating: long, foreign words and ornate script are enough to make many consumers head straight for a different section of the wine shop.

Italian Wine Facts & Terms

Italian tradition is so closely grafted to the vine that the good cheer and easy attitudes associated with wine culture are mirrored in the nation’s temperament.

French Wine Facts & Terms

The style of French wine echoes that of the French themselves—elegant, well-dressed, showing an appreciation for the good things of life but never to excess.

Varietal versus Appellation Labeling

Throughout Europe, wines are classified by vineyard, village and/or region where they are made. This appellation system is based on precisely defined wine regions, some as small as a single vineyard.

White Wine Information & Basics

Learn the varietal characteristics of white wine grapes.

Red Wine Information & Basics

Learn the varietal characteristics of red wine grapes.

Glassware and Serving Basics

Insisting on a good glass is not snobbery; it’s common sense.

How To Taste Wine

Learn to evaluate wine by sight, smell and taste.

Wine For Beginners

Learning to taste wine is no different than learning to really appreciate music or art—the pleasure you receive is proportionate to the effort you make.

Cool Tea Cocktails

Cocktails with tea? These delicious recipes will surprise you, and keep you cool this summer.

The Ticklish Topic of Typicity

For such an elusive concept, how faithfully a wine represents its variety can certainly affect wine-making decisions.

Drinking Outside the Box

If you like Cabernet Sauvignon, try Aglianico. If Pinot Grigio's your choice drink, enjoy a Kabinett Riesling. It's all about satisfying alternatives to your everyday favorites.

California’s Capital of Zinfandel

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel holds a unique place in California. Napa Valley Zins may be more classically structured and “claret-like.” Sierra Foothills Zins are brawnier and more powerful, Paso Robles’ riper and softer. Russian River Valley Zinfandel is a touch darker and more tannic. But when it comes to the briars and brambles that give Zinfandel its inimitable mouthfeel and flavors, Dry Creek wins the honors.

Unearthing Burgundy's Magic

In the golden heart of the golden slope, these are the vineyards producing wines that are underpriced in a rarefied world of stunning quality.

Recipes by Rosengarten: Italian Bread with Tomatoes and Olive Oil

A rustic and refreshing summertime starter.

Natural Wine or Unnatural Beverage

Trendy and romantic, natural wines appeal to our sense of what wine should be but often isn't.

Barbecued Artichokes with Spicy Aioli

Artichokes may be that item everyone claims can’t pair with wine but spicy aioli will mitigate the choke’s vegetal flavors.

Diageo Sells Beaulieu, Sterling

But will immediately lease back the two wineries’ facilities and vineyards under a 20-year contract.

Slideshow Story: Toast of the Town 2010

Wine and food lovers throughout the U.S. celebrate fine wine and food at Wine Enthusiast’s signature tasting events.

Uncorkings 6/28/2010

News and notes from the world of wine.

Madeira: A Revolutionary Way to Celebrate the Fourth of July

History shows our perceptions of this much-maligned fortified wine are all wrong.

What to Drink With: Barbecue Food

When planning wines for Fourth of July grilling, the key is simplicity.

Santa Maria Style Barbecue

Steak is the sizzle in the Central Coast’s oldest culinary tradition, and the region’s wines match perfectly.

Destination: Munich

A traditional beer culture and sophisticated tastes make this German gem a rousing attraction for wine and food lovers.

Summertime Brunch Cocktails

Fresh, fizzy concoctions for languid, lazy days.

Top Beers of June 2010

Pales in comparison.

Pimm’s Cup: the Wimbledon Cocktail

Serve up some refreshment with this enticing, slightly spicy British potion.

Napa City Blossoms

New hotels, restaurants, tasting rooms, markets and a vibrant riverfront bring nightlife to this historic, once-sleepy city.

Date Night

Recipes for bacon-wrapped Medjool dates, a sweet and savory, party-friendly combination.

Then & Now With Karl Wente

For this fifth generation winemaker, music and wine are a natural pairing.

Uncorkings 06/21/2010

Top industry stories of last week.

Ballpark Brews

Unique beer (and wine) experiences at major-league baseball parks.

Sleeping with the Grapes

An increasing number of wineries are offering accommodations for overnight guests; Here are some of the best places to dine well, relax in comfort and contemplate the vines.

Bourbon with Your Barbecue

Turn to the historic whiskey as a fitting cohort to summer’s favorite food.

Venice Video Story: A View from the Gondola

Wining, dining and navigating in one of the world's most exciting, exotic cities.

Braai Recipe: Bobotie-Spiced Ostrich Fan Fillet

A Cape Malay-inspired dish for the 2010 World Cup games.

Sushi and Chablis at Home

Pair takeout Japanese with the minerally Chardonnays of northern Burgundy for an easy and eye-opening night of fun with friends.

Uncorkings 6/14/2010

Top industry stories of last week plus an award-winning St. Germain-based cocktail recipe.

Foley Buys Chalk Hill

The acquisition moves the business magnate's center of gravity out of Santa Barbara and into Sonoma County.

Mixologist of the Month: Eben Freeman

A maestro of "progressive cocktails".

Frozen Rujak

This exotic frozen mango daiguiri is from mixologist Eben Freeman.

World Cup Entertaining: the Backyard Braai

This month celebrate soccer and South Africa's centuries-old grilling tradition.

Party Ideas for June

Excuses to entertain this month.

Auction Napa Valley “is back”

The U.S. wine industry’s biggest charity event rebounds as sales soar over last year's.

Restaurant Recipe: Sea Bass with Fennel and Saffron Sauce

Hailing from Ljubljana, this traditional Slovenian seafood dish is both easy-to-prepare and delicious.

Uncorkings 6/07/2010

Top industry stories of last week.

What to Drink With: Summer Salads

Abandon the myth about pairing greens with whites and reds.

Greece’s Classic Whites

From Assyrtiko to Robola, the native varieties of this storied land are poised, balanced and a perfect cohort to gourmet cuisine.

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